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  |   1. October 2014

BORDER - BRIDGES

Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.

- Isaac Newton (1643-1721) -

November 9th, 2014, is the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. A wall that has symbolized so obviously the geopolitical separation of two worlds. Its fall not only marks the long-desired German reunification but also the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union.

On the occasion of the ceremony for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall and thus the German reunification, the center Lakino Border – Bridges presents an exhibition of selected works by Latin American artists. The participants explore the “wall” as a symbol for the separation between worlds and emphasize the discontinuities and problems regarding current migration processes. In the exhibition, the visitor sees himself confronted with the historical interpretation of the German territory and the public space of Berlin. The history about the separated city Berlin serves as a starting point for similar important topics that currently shake the world. Another issue is the prevalent paradox of our so-called “globalized world”, which unites us all in networks, but is nevertheless full of geopolitical barriers. There is this gigantic fence for example, which separates the USA and Mexico, only to mention one example for barriers of this kind. At this place, 463 persons lost their lives in 2012 alone. For this huge construction, set up in 2006, the officially cited reason was that it serves for the control and defense of terrorist activities. However, this anti-attitude regarding migration processes is more than obvious and cannot be denied, not even by officials.

How do artists themselves interpret the walls and barriers that nowadays exist in Latin America or in Europe? How do they value those phenomena? Could we really speak of a multicultural melting pot enriched by migration? Could this maybe function as a bridge between the borders? In a subtle way and using various artistic forms of expression (manifests, photography, videos and sound installations), twelve Latin American artists reveal new questions and aspects centering on the topic “Borders”. They are not only dealing with physical borders but of course also with mental ones. The exhibition in Berlin will be opened right in time on October 3rd, 2014, the memorial day of the German reunification, and can be visited until October 19th, 2014.

 

 

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